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Building the Future Scholarship

Eligibility:

All applicants for the Building the Future Scholarship must meet all of the following eligibility requirements to apply:

  • Must be a low income student or student from an underrepresented minority group—LGBT, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • Must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline).
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
  • Open to college undergraduates
  • Must be pursuing an Education-related degree such as:
    • Child Development, Early/Elementary/Middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Bachelor’s in Education. (Students who are minoring in Education are also eligible to apply.)
  • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Open to students from all states.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • If selected, you must provide an official transcript for GPA and enrollment verification.

How to Apply:

To apply, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements, and then simply complete the online scholarship application and submit a short essay by the application deadline. Scholarship winners will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Essay (500-1,000 words)
How have difficult circumstances or unique challenges shaped you? What role has this played in your inspiration to become a teacher? Where do you see your teaching career in 10 years, and what would winning this scholarship mean for your future career?

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Robert J. Dlugosh and Don N. Mckee Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Must complete the WSU General Scholarship Application by January 31 prior to the start of the academic year. There is no additional application process.
  • Incoming or current WSU student.
  • Must identify as gay, lesbian, or transgender or the children of gay, lesbian, or transgender parents, in a supplemental application or other identification mechanism available through GUESIRC or its successor unit.
  • Preference for demonstrated record of community service as demonstrated in either the above application or the university scholarship application, particularly service benefiting the gay, lesbian, and transgender community.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for current students, a cumulative HS or transfer GPA of 2.5
  • Preference for demonstrated financial need.
  • If at any time in the future WSU is unable to award this scholarship according to the first criterion, the alternate criterion to replace it shall be “first generation college students.”

The Visto Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, or multiracial
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer
  • Full-time student
  • Rising undergraduate junior or senior, or enrolling/enrolled in graduate school at the time of application
  • GPA of 3.25 or above
  • Interested in pursuing a career in New Media/Digital Advertising and/or Data Science

More Details

All applications must be submitted by July 31, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application
  • Personal Statement 1(500 words): Why should you be granted the scholarship?
  • Personal Statement 2(500 words): Why are you pursuing a career in New Media and/or Data Science field?
  • Current Resume
  • 3 educational and/or professional references
  • Most recent transcript
  • 3 examples of work (either school and/or outside project work)

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

PFLAG National Scholarship

Eligibility

  • You are a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time this calendar year (if you graduated last year and took time off you are still eligible to apply)
  • Self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer…or anywhere within the LGBTQ “family,” or as an ally
  • Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community
  • Have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Cannot be receiving full tuition remission from other sources to fund the education (e.g., other full-tuition scholarships, established college trust fund, etc.)

More Details

All applications must be submitted by March 26, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Point Foundation: College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

Pride Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington but may study elsewhere. Applicants are considered a resident of one of these states if they:
    • currently live within that state and have done so for at least 3 months prior to the application date; OR
    • have lived within that state for at least one year at any time within the five years prior to the application deadline
  • Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education. This includes community college, four-year public or private college or university, certificate programs, vocational/technical/trade programs, law school, medical/dental/veterinary school, or graduate education.
  • Show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community or within their field of study
  • Lack a broader LGBTQ community support system
  • Face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised
  • Demonstrate significant financial need

More Details

All applications must be submitted by January 11, 2019 at 5:00pm PST.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.
    • There are over 60 scholarships are encompassed in one application.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.